It is hard to believe it is almost the end of February. We started off the month with snow, but we haven't really see any since. Instead we are having basically spring weather and it is so weird! Nice, though. We haven't had to really shovel, or plow, and the temperatures are likely saving on heating costs. I am just used to February being my least favourite month of the year because usually the winter really gets to you this month. It is almost refreshing that has been mild. We went for a random road trip last weekend and you could have the windows open in the car and not freeze. It will be interesting to see what March brings...
Graphic Novel Year
Saga - Volume 1 (reread)
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (Marvel Unlimited)
Harbinger - Volume 1: Omega Rising (Scribd)
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl - Volume 2: Squirrel You Know It's True (Marvel Unlimited)
Saga - Volume 2 (reread)
Saga - Volume 3 (reread)
Batgirl - Volume 2: Family Business
Saga Volume 1 - I love this series, but I was behind in it. With Volume 6 coming out later this year, one of my goals for February was to read all the books I owned in the series. This one was a reread. I loved the reread. This series just has a great cast of characters and a compelling storyline. If you haven't read it, you really should! Strongly recommended.
Big Thunder Mountain - The back story to how a ride came to be named? Big Thunder is a ride at Disney, right? In any case, with a huge series happening right now it was nice to see a complete arc added to Marvel and I actually really enjoyed this Volume. There is a strong female lead and the story takes place in an old western town. The Mountain is a character all its own. It is a fun, quick read. Recommended!
Harbinger - Volume 1: Omega Rising - When I heard that this series was going to include an overweight, female super hero... I had to check it out. I had noticed the series before on Scribd, but never really knew anything about it. Then I saw mention of it on a blog and had to see what I thought. It is also the first time I believe I have read anything by Valiant comics. This volume didn't knock my socks off compared to other things I have read this month, but I did like it and look forward to more! Recommended.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl - Volume 2: Squirrel You Know It's True - Squirrel Girl is one of the best things happening at Marvel right now. Here we have a female in college kicking butt. She's funny and original and makes fun of Iron Man on Twitter. She is definitely worth checking out if you haven't before! I continue to enjoy her and look forward to the next volume. Strongly Recommended!
Saga Volume 2 - I am loving my reread of this series. It is nice to refresh my memory about things I had forgotten about the series. And, I love Lying Cat. (You know me and animals in comics... And books... Done well, they are my favourite!) At the core this is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet without the suicides. It is the story of love conquering prejudice and war. It is a story for the ages... It just happens to take place in the future in space. Strongly recommended!
Saga Volume 3 - This was also a reread... I have only not read Volume 5, but I didn't reread when I read Volume 4 and things were just not fresh in my memory. I wanted things to be fresh in my mind for Volume 5 and hopefully still be fresh when Volume 6 comes out. Another strong comic in a favourite series. I love Fiona Staples art. She is definitely worth checking out in general! Another strongly recommended volume!
Batgirl - Volume 2: Family Business - I wish I had read more DC comics. They just have the easiness of Marvel Unlimited as an option... And I only have so much funds to use on books. I am glad I took a chance on the first Volume of this series for Valentine's Day because I am really enjoying Babs and her friends. This book also crosses over with Gotham Academy, the one DC series I started last year, so yay for me. I look forward to Volume 3 out later this year! Recommended!
Batgirl - Volume 2: Family Business
A Darker Shade of Magic
Week in Review - Week 8